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These wonderful items on a variety of subjects help boys explore and celebrate the real world all around us!


Attila the Hun : leader of the barbarian hordes Cover
Sean Price
Never was a warrior as feared as the ruthless barbarian Attila the Hun. He cut a path of destruction so wide, he was nicknamed the "Scourge of God." Fifteen hundred years after his death, his name still conjures up visions of savagery!
JB Att
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Chasing Lincoln's killer Cover
James L Swanson
Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, Chasing Lincoln's Killer is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
J 973.7 Swa
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Dog heroes : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #46, Dogs in the dead of night Cover
Mary Pope Osborne
Natalie Pope Boyce
Sal Murdocca
Presents a non-fiction companion to the book "Dogs In The Dead Of Night," discussing cases where dogs have come to the rescue of people and other animals, and describes the roles of service and other working dogs.
J 636.7 Osb
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Encyclopedia of the end : mysterious death in fact, fancy, folklore, and more Cover
Deborah Noyes
How much do we truly know and understand about our own mortality? Enter Encyclopedia of the End, a compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated compendium that explores this most taboo of topics. Entries present a kaleidoscopic mix of topics from afterlife to assassination, forensic science to funeral foods, rigor mortis to reincarnation and more. With an appreciation for the profound and profane, Deborah Noyes helps lift the shroud of secrecy surrounding one of the most fascinating—and ordinary—phenomena of life. After all, who says that a book about death can’t be lively?
J 306.9 Noy
Book
Jul 24, 2012
I feel better with a frog in my throat : history's strangest cures Cover
Carlyn Beccia
It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head. Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that millipedes, living or dead, are not meant to be ingested.
J 615.88 Bec
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Iceberg right ahead! : the tragedy of the Titanic Cover
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Describes the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic, a luxury liner claimed to be "unsinkable" that was destroyed after colliding with an iceberg, killing over one thousand passengers onboard.
J 910.45 McP
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Ideas that changed the world Cover
DK Publishing
An in-depth reference guide to technological developments that changed the world describes each invention and explores its place in history and how it influenced civilization, discussing inventions from the wheel to computers.
J 609 Ide
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Insects in action! Cover
Thea Feldman
Describes the various activities of insects, from the leafcutter ants who carry leaves, to the migration of monarch butterflies, to the pollinating flights of honeybees.
Ei Fel
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Joe Mauer Cover
Jeffrey Zuehlke
A brief biography of baseball catcher and hitter Joe Mauer.
JB Mau
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Look-alikes : seek-and-search puzzles Cover
Joan (Joan Catherine) Steiner
Thomas Lindley
Simple verses challenge readers to identify the everyday objects used to construct twelve three-dimensional scenes in Lookalike Land.
J 793.73 Ste
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Play baseball like a pro : key skills and tips Cover
Hans Hetrick
"Provides instructional tips on how to improve one's baseball skills, including quotes and advice from professional coaches and athletes"--Provided by publisher
J 796.357 Het
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Sharks Cover
Jen Green
"Discusses the life of sharks and profiles different types of sharks, along with providing facts about habitat, diet, hunting practices, and more. Also includes records on sharks"--Provided by publisher
J 597.3 Gre
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Skylanders. Giants : official strategy guide Cover
Thom Denick
BradyGames (Firm)
J 793.93 Den
Book
Jan 23, 2013
Snakes up close! Cover
Thea Feldman
Presents information about snakes, discussing their methods of self defense, predatory behavior, locomotion, habitat, and life cycle.
Ei Fel
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Spectacular skyscrapers Cover
Meish Goldish
Describes some of the tallest buildings in the world, including Burj Khalifa--currently the world's highest--and buildings in Asia and the United States, and compares their various features to similar characteristics of other things.
J 720.48 Gol
Book
Jul 30, 2012
The kids' guide to mummies Cover
Joan Axelrod-Contrada
Describes mummies throughout history, from ancient Egypt to modern times.
J 393.3 Axe
Book
Jul 30, 2012
The Lego ideas book : unlock your imagination Cover
Daniel Lipkowitz
DK Publishing
Presents instructions for creating models, animals, and other objects from LEGO bricks, including medieval castles, intergalactic spaceships, jet planes, and functional objects.
J 745.592 Lip
Book
Jul 30, 2012
The most explosive science book in the universe Cover
Claire Watts
Frank Swertlow
Zachary Lazar
The Brainwaves explore the world of science, including the periodic table, properties of matter, acids and bases, and electric chemistry.
J 500 Wat
Book
Jul 24, 2012
The war to end all wars : World War I Cover
Russell Freedman
An introduction to World War I explains its relevance as a conflict that involved many nations and casualties while introducing modern weaponry and military strategies that have shaped all subsequent wars. By award winning author Russell Freedman.
J 940.3 Fre
Book
Jul 24, 2012
The world's fastest machines Cover
Marcie Aboff
Presents facts and figures on the speediest machines in the world from automobiles, to trains, to boats.
J ordered 071112
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Velociraptor : power against speed Cover
Michael O'Hearn
"Describes the features of Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor, and how they may have battled each other in prehistoric times"--Provided by publisher
J 567.91 OHe
Book
Jul 30, 2012
Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem Cover
Rosalyn Schanzer
Award-winning author Rosalyn Schanzer tells the true story of the victims, accused witches, scheming officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took more than 20 people's lives and ruined the lives of hundreds more.
J 133.4 Sch
Book
Jul 24, 2012
Famous heroes of the American West Cover
William Roberts
Adam Sims
Relates stories of the exploits and adventures of Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Calamity Jane, Sitting Bull, and other renowned figures of the wild West.
J 978 Rob
Audiobook
Jul 31, 2012
Puppies, dogs, and blue northers: reflections on being raised by a pack of sled dogs Cover
Gary Paulsen
Minnesota author and dog musher Gary Paulsen reflects on the growth of his sled dogs as he and his animals discover the world around them.
J 798.8 Pau
Audiobook
Jul 31, 2012
The notorious Benedict Arnold: a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery Cover
Steve Sheinkin
Mark Bramhall
An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.
JB Arn
Audiobook
Jul 31, 2012
Mysterious messages [electronic resource] : a history of codes and ciphers Cover
Gary L Blackwood
Jason Henry
From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.
ebook
eBook
Jul 31, 2012
The omnivore's dilemma [electronic resource] : the secrets behind what you eat Cover
Richie Chevat
Michael Pollan
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, this book encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
ebook
eBook
Jul 31, 2012
Electricity Cover
Disney Educational Productions
What powers some of the brightest attractions at Disney's theme parks? Electricity! From lighting the half million bulbs in Magic Kingdom's Spectromagic parade to transmitting electricity through water for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Disney Imagineers show students how electricity brings some of their favorite rides to life.
J 537 Ele
DVD
Jul 24, 2012
The Pluto files Cover
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Terri Randall
WGBH Video
Join Hayden Planetarium's director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he follows the story of Pluto's discovery and the science that surrounds this former planet, including the possibility of finding more Pluto-like planets in the mysterious Kuiper belt. From the scientists trying to classify Pluto to die-hard 'Pluto-philes, ' Tyson meets a fascinating cast of characters with just one thing in common: strong opinions about Pluto.
J 523.4922 Plu
DVD
Jul 24, 2012
Wild Kratts. Predator power Cover
Chris Kratt
Martin Kratt
PBS for Kids
Kratt Brothers Company
9 Story Entertainment Inc
The Kratt Brothers are ready to take kids on an incredible adventure, as they come face to face with some of the most wild and exciting predators in the animal kingdom! Join Martin and Chris Kratt as they learn the ways of the cheetah, a wolf pack, birds of prey, and even uncover the mysteries of the great white shark! All while thwarting evildoers before it's too late!
Children
DVD
Jul 31, 2012
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Sean Price
JB Att
Joan Axelrod-Contrada
J 393.3 Axe
James L Swanson
J 973.7 Swa
Daniel Lipkowitz
DK Publishing
J 745.592 Lip
Mary Pope Osborne
Natalie Pope Boyce
Sal Murdocca
J 636.7 Osb
Claire Watts
Frank Swertlow
Zachary Lazar
J 500 Wat
Deborah Noyes
J 306.9 Noy
Russell Freedman
J 940.3 Fre
Carlyn Beccia
J 615.88 Bec
Marcie Aboff
J ordered 071112
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
J 910.45 McP
Michael O'Hearn
J 567.91 OHe
DK Publishing
J 609 Ide
Rosalyn Schanzer
J 133.4 Sch
Thea Feldman
Ei Fel
William Roberts
Adam Sims
J 978 Rob
Jeffrey Zuehlke
JB Mau
Gary Paulsen
J 798.8 Pau
Joan (Joan Catherine) Steiner
Thomas Lindley
J 793.73 Ste
Steve Sheinkin
Mark Bramhall
JB Arn
Hans Hetrick
J 796.357 Het
Gary L Blackwood
Jason Henry
ebook
Jen Green
J 597.3 Gre
Richie Chevat
Michael Pollan
ebook
Thom Denick
BradyGames (Firm)
J 793.93 Den
Disney Educational Productions
J 537 Ele
Thea Feldman
Ei Fel
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Terri Randall
WGBH Video
J 523.4922 Plu
Meish Goldish
J 720.48 Gol
Chris Kratt
Martin Kratt
PBS for Kids
Kratt Brothers Company
9 Story Entertainment Inc
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